A few familiar voice actors have roles in the next Ace Attorney game.
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies received a little attention in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, and with its demo now available through the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo also posted an English trailer of the game. A few familiar voices grace the series for the first time with the series’ trip into 3D.
Defense Attorney Phoenix Wright is back and now he’s voiced by Sam Riegel. Recently, Riegel has voiced protagonist Jude Mathis from Tales of Xillia, but he’s also played Teddie in Persona 4: Golden, Allegretto in Eternal Sonata, Stahl and Donnel in Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Donatello in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 series.
New to Ace Attorney, Athena Cykes is also a defense attorney with a specialty in analytical psychology, making use of the new device “Mood Matrix.” Athena is voiced by Wendee Lee, heard in Killer is Dead as Alice, Virtue’s Last Reward as Clover, Tales of Graces as young Richard, and Digimon as T.K.
According to IMDb, Orion Acaba provides his voice for Apollo Justice. While Acaba cannot be heard in the trailer, in the past his roles have included Ivar from Tales of Xillia, Jonathan in Shin Megami Tensei IV, and Kellam and Gerome in Fire Emblem: Awakening.
The trailer opens with ominous words from Phoenix: “These are dark times, where the law has been reduced to rubble, and it’s up to us to restore it to its former glory.” However, judging by the animated trailer, the game still has the same silly, lighthearted attitude.